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Dr. Sherif Rashad, professor of computer science at Morehead State, has been elevated to the grade of senior member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to their profession. 

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Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) has announced three new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Joining the nine member volunteer board are Courtney Howell, Daniel Mason and April Hobbs Nutter. Their appointment is a three-year term expiring in 2022.

Other current CAB members include Collin Alexander, Jeremy Boone, Carol Campbell, Doug Chatham, Shayla Ring and Jeanette Tesmer.

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Morehead State University music students performed at the 42nd annual U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. The event was held Jan. 10 and 11 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  

The saxophone studio’s flagship ensemble, the award-winning Lockegee Saxophone Quartet, was invited to perform a short concert. While only the Lockegee Saxophone Quartet performed as part of the conference, the remainder of MSU’s saxophone studio was able to join on the trip as conference attendees.  

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Dr. Laurie Couch, associate provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success at Morehead State University, was elected to serve as the president of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).  

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A week of informative and educational activities are planned for Monday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 23, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

A community march will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. Participants will meet in the ballroom in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). There will also be opportunities for community service for students and community members that day. Those interested in participating should contact Jane Tenyer, assistant director of programming and engagement, at j.tenyer@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-5152.

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Dr. Chris Miller, Dean of the College of Education and professor of education at Morehead State and Dr. Anthony A. Piña, associate provost for teaching and learning at Sullivan University, have a newly published book by Springer publishing called “Lessons in Leadership in the Field of Educational Technology.”

According to the publisher, the book focuses on sharing the lessons learned by leaders in the field on how they became a leader and what leadership means. The primary contributions address three central questions:

What is your story about how you became a leader?

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Morehead State has been ranked as the safest college campus in the state of Kentucky by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. 

The council compiled data from 490 college campuses across the country, looking at crime reports from local law enforcement and the FBI. The list considered two variables: crime rate and police adequacy. The complete list is available at www.alarms.org/safest-colleges. 

MSU fosters an environment dedicated to the safety of our students and is consistently ranked among the safest campuses in the Commonwealth and the nation.

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To begin a new decade in 2020, you can begin or continue your higher education journey at a top 20 public university in the South and one of the safest college campuses in the nation. 

New or returning Morehead State University students can still register for MSU’s 2020 spring academic term. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at all MSU locations. Registration for Spring 2020 is available online at http://my.moreheadstate.edu

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Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities sponsored its 37th Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13, in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) Ballrooms.   

The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize and celebrate the academic achievement of minority and international students at MSU. Each student will receive a certificate, a gift and a special Kente stole.   

Fall graduates who participated in the ceremony were:   

Front row, left to right:

Emelyn Wells, Salt Lick 

Shawntasia Butler, Clearfield  


Morehead State University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting has been ranked by Intelligent.com as one of the Best Accounting Degree Programs for 2020.   

Intelligent.com is a resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. The website offers curated guides, including the best degree programs and information about financial aid, internships and study strategies.     

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The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their tenth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 2, 2020, to Feb. 14, 2020.  

Applications can be found at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/buildabed

Applications can be submitted online or in paper form. 

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Morehead State University students will combine with community singers for a performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 123 E Main St. 

The performance will include the Christmas portion of the oratorio and conclude with the famed chorus, “Hallelujah.” The organist for the concert will be MSU instructor of music William Murphy. The conductor will be Dr. Greg Detweiler, director of choral studies and professor of music.

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Morehead State University will hold its 2019 Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Academic-Athletic Center. The commencement program will start at 10:30 a.m.

Sarah Young of Fayetteville, Ohio, will be the student speaker for MSU’s 2019 Fall Commencement ceremony. She is the daughter of Fred “Marty” Young and Joyce Young. She is graduating with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with a minor in philosophy.  

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The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) will hold a semester finale concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center.

The show will feature students from the traditional and commercial music programs performing primarily bluegrass, old-time and country music.

Nathan Kiser, operations manager for the KCTM, said “the concert is a way to showcase all the effort the different student ensembles have put in this year.”

“This is the culmination of the work that all of our ensembles have done this semester,” Kiser added.

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The 10th Annual Craft Bazaar: MSU Student Art & Craft Sale will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, in the Golding-Yang Gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.

Featuring art and crafts by MSU students, recent graduates, faculty and staff, the event is an opportunity for the campus and community to purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind art objects and support local artists.

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Morehead State’s Star Theater will have a slate of special holiday-themed programming on weekends from Nov. 30 to Dec. 15. 

In addition to the regular planetarium shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be a special holiday-themed laser show at 4 p.m., and a special “Star of Bethlehem” show and Star Talk at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. 

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Morehead State University will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. No classes will meet, and all administrative offices will be closed. 

The University Post Office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 27-28, and will be open Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Regular hours will resume Monday, Dec. 2.  

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Morehead State University will host guest speaker Dr. Allison Krile Thornton, assistant philosophy professor at the University of South Alabama, when she presents “Animalism About Human Beings” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Room 002 of Breckinridge Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Student organizations like Morehead State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) allow students to have a real impact on the future of the University. Now, MSU is playing a role in helping the region’s high school students make an impact on their own high schools and beyond.

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Eagle Scholar students from Wolfe County High School visited Morehead State University's campus, Friday, Nov. 8. They had a tour of campus and met with MSU admissions staff and students.

Approximately 60 high schools and area technology centers offered MSU Eagle Scholars classes last fall with nearly 3,000 high school students participating in the program. 

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To honor current and former members of the U.S. military, Morehead State will hold several events on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. 

The events are held in cooperation with Rowan County Schools and the Rowan County Veterans Foundation.

Activities will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at Freedom Park on Main Street in Morehead, in front of the Rowan County Arts Center.

Veterans will be treated to lunch at 11:30 a.m. in Ballroom A/B of the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held in MSPR’s studios, 132 Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts from the MSU campus on WMKY at 90.3 FM and online at: http://www.wmky.org

WMKY serves more than twenty counties throughout eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

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The Little Company, MSU’s touring children’s theatre, will present author Silas House’s “This is My Heart for You” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 through Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall.  

“This is My Heart for You” centers around a crisis of conscience that rocks the small Appalachian town of Troublesome. This causes a vivid cast of characters to examine their own beliefs, fears and prejudices during one hot and profound summer that will change them all. 

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Morehead State University consistently receives high rankings for its affordable and high-quality online degree programs. Now, MSU can lay claim to having one of the best online teaching programs in the nation. 

Study.com ranked MSU’s online teaching programs No. 23 in its list of Best Online Education & Teaching Degree Programs. It was the only Kentucky university to make the list.

Go to http://study.com/resources/best-online-teaching-degrees to see a full list of rankings.  

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The Advisory Council for Adult Education and A Storybook Christmas seeks new books for children.

Through the MSU Adult Learning Center, this is the 31st year of collecting books to give to the disadvantaged children (ages newborn to 18 years old) in Rowan County. 

Over the years we have been able to provide over 13,000 books to children in our community and we hope to be able to continue for many years to come. 

New books can be left in decorated boxes at various drop-off sites around the community throughout the month of November. 

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Employees from Morehead State’s Office of Student Housing took home several awards at the 2019 Kentucky Association of Housing Officers (KAHO) statewide conference, Oct. 21-22, in Lexington. 

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Morehead State provides opportunities for students in the region, state and beyond through excellent academic programs and a commitment to student success. Future Eagles will have a chance to experience MSU at Open House on Nov. 2.

MSU’s Office of Enrollment Services will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) on the Morehead campus.  

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The performance collective, Cornbread and Tortillas, will perform at Morehead State on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Button Drill Room. 

Cornbread and Tortillas is a performance group of Appalachian and Latina musicians, dancers and storytellers who seek to celebrate both the traditional culture of Kentucky and the cultures of Latina immigrants who have arrived more recently in the state.

Dr. Joy Gritton, professor of art, helped organize the event as an extension of a yearly project in her World Arts class. 

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The Morehead State University Commercial Music Rock Ensemble will present “Back to the Garden: A Woodstock Tribute” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Morehead Conference Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and “hippie” clothes are highly encouraged.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door and free with MSU student ID. 

Under the direction of Glenn Ginn, associate professor of music, the show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, New York. The event featured three days of musical performances in August 1969. 

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Master pianist Asiya Korepanova will perform a concert titled “Past and Present” at Morehead State University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Duncan Recital Hall. She will also be joined by Dr. Nathan Mensink, visiting professor of music at MSU, on alto saxophone.

The concert is free and open to the public.   

In addition to featuring the music of well-known composers like Beethoven, Korepanova will perform the Franz Liszt arrangement of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser Overture.”